Wednesday, March 6, 2019


"I don’t know anybody who is wise who doesn’t read a lot. On the other hand, that alone won’t do it. You have to have a temperament, really, which grabs the correct ideas and does something with those ideas. And I think most people who read a lot don’t have the necessary temperament, and they grab the ideas or they’re simply confused by the mass of material. And, of course, that won’t work." --Charlie Munger (2004)

"Phil Carret used to talk about having a 'money mind,' and I would call it a 'business mind.' And there are people...with identical IQs that are better adapted for one than the other. And the temperament is all important. I mean, if you can’t control yourself, no matter what the intellect you bring to the’re going to have disasters. And Charlie and I have seen one after another. It’s not a business that requires extraordinary intellect. It does require extraordinary discipline. That shouldn’t be so difficult. But as I look around the world sometimes, apparently it is quite difficult. I mean, the whole world went a little mad a few years back in terms of investments. And you say to yourself, 'How could that happen? Don’t they learn anything from the earlier ones?' But what we learn from history is that people don’t learn from history. And you certainly see that in financial markets all the time." --Warren Buffett (2004)

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